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Investigation of Three Contraceptive Hormone Patches in Regard to Inhibition of Ovulation Following Application Over 3 Treatment Cycles in Healthy, Young Women.

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 16, 2010
Last updated: November 3, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

The primary objective of this trial is to examine whether ovulation is suppressed after use of hormone patches containing different dosages of ethinyl estradiol (EE) and gestodene (GSD) for 3 treatment cycles. To this end, the blood levels of endogenous hormones (hormones produced by your body) will be measured and transvaginal ultrasound examinations will be conducted at regular intervals. In addition, the concentrations of the administered hormones EE and GSD in blood will be determined in regular intervals.

With regard to the tolerability of the hormone patches subjects will be asked regularly how they feel and blood pressure, pulse and body weight will be determined. In addition, blood and urine safety examinations will be conducted at defined timepoints.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Gestodene/EE Patch (BAY86-5016)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Multicenter, Open-label, Randomized Study to Evaluate Inhibition of Ovulation During Treatment With Three Transdermal Patch Formulations Containing 0.55 mg Ethinylestradiol (EE) and 2.10 mg Gestodene (GSD) or 0.35 mg EE and 0.67 mg GSD or 0.275 mg EE and 1.05 mg GSD in Healthy Young Female Volunteers Over a Period of 3 Treatment Cycles

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hoogland score to evaluate the inhibition of ovulation [ Time Frame: After 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood level time course of gonadotropins i.e. follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing formone (LH) as well as steroid hormones estradiol and progesterone [ Time Frame: After 2 months ]
  • Follicle size measured by transvaginal ultrasound examination [ Time Frame: After 2 months ]
  • Pharmacokinetics of ethinyl estradiol (EE), gestodene (GSD) and sex hormone binding globuline (SHBG) [ Time Frame: After 2 months ]

Enrollment: 173
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Gestodene/EE Patch (BAY86-5016)
0.55 mg ethinyl estradiol (EE) + 2.1 mg gestodene (GSD) per patch; 3 treatment cycles; 21 days per treatment cycle, i.e. 3 x 7 days patch-wearing phase and a patch-free interval of 7 days
Experimental: Arm 2 Drug: Gestodene/EE Patch (BAY86-5016)
0.35 mg ethinyl estradiol (EE) + 0.67 mg gestodene (GSD) per patch; 3 treatment cycles; 21 days per treatment cycle, i.e. 3 x 7 days patch-wearing phase and a patch-free interval of 7 days
Experimental: Arm 3 Drug: Gestodene/EE Patch (BAY86-5016)
0.275 mg ethiny estradiol (EE) + 1.05 mg gestodene (GSD) per patch; 3 treatment cycles; 21 days per treatment cycle, i.e. 3 x 7 days patch-wearing phase and a patch-free interval of 7 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy female volunteers
  • age 18 - 35 years (smoker not older than 30 years, inclusive)
  • ovulatory pre-treatment cycle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications for use of combined (estrogen/gestodene) contraceptive (e.g. history of venous or arterial thromboembolic disease)
  • Regular intake of medication other than Oral Contraception
  • Clinically relevant findings (blood pressure, physical and gynecological examination, laboratory examination)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01204190

Berlin, Germany, 10115
Groningen, Netherlands, 9713 GZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT01204190     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15264
2010-021255-81 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: September 16, 2010
Last Updated: November 3, 2014

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ethinyl Estradiol
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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